So you have a garden but it isn’t as striking as you expected it to be? Or you don’t even have a garden and you are trying to find some less expensive substitute but still gorgeous to make your home look prettier, then, you have arrived at just the right place.
A flower pot is like a mobile flower bed, you just need pick it up and place it somewhere…anywhere you like it. These are cheaper, easily replaceable, and instantly beautifying and a much better choice than a flower bed for people who are generally on the move, busy or live on rent. Although, anybody can use them as they are also a much appreciated complement with those regular garden. A mobile container can be easily kept up without worrying much about the environment as it is movable. So, in this article we will talk about flower pots: how to choose a flower pot, how to sow a sapling or a plant inside it and where to put it inside your house. We going to tell you all there is to know about flower pots, containers for all kinds of small plants that you can make from scrap and old tin cans or buy readily and just hang them around your back wall or place it in your front porch. So sit back, relax and enjoy this post.
How to select a flower pot:
There are many fancy shaped flower pots out there in nurseries and market, ranging from traditional to decorating; from small to large; from metallic to brick and to even plastics. And plastic ones are really cheap too despite being strong, nor-corrosive, pretty and durable. You could choose any of the available depending on what picture you have in your mind.
You can also make flower pots easily using old tin cans, plastic containers or anything that is broad, open from one broad side and closed from another and can carry weight of soil without coming apart. Make a few holes in your container for proper drainage, fill it ¼(or an inch) with soil and plant your flower plant followed by filling it up with soil until the plant can stand without falling over.
What flowers to choose?
You could choose from a wide variety of colorful flowers like daylily, roses, astilbe, maltese cross, tansy, hybrid daylilies, sweet pea, snapdragon, dust miller, marigold, fuchsia, browalia, asters, ranges of blue eyed grass, bluebells, forget me nots, gentians, speed well, lupines, viper’s bugloss and thousands more! These are just the popular flowers to add color to your garden; you can get to know a lot more from an architect or an experienced gardener.
Where to put your flower pot?
If you are an outdoor person and have some furniture in your yard, then flower pots would mix well with it. You can also put them indoors, in the hallway or in the living room along the wall opposite the sofa and chairs. Flower pots would look good at anyplace with proper space and light, so do not put them closely packed or in a congested place. Keep them apart, or stick over one another in a zigzag manner.
You can try placing them along the boundaries of your garden or above the boundary wall of your house or hanging them on the branches of strong trees with lighting around it to make it look prettier. Lighting can also be added to indoor flower pots with LEDs surrounding the circumference of the pots; you can use glass or transparent pvc and plastic pots for this purpose for more luminescence to create a romantic lighting around your house.
Do remember to use potting soil or at least a decent quality soil which won’t need to be changed very soon while planting. Also water them regularly, about 3-4 times a week in the moderate climate. Also try to keep them safe from pests and insects by keeping the surroundings clean and spraying insecticides and pesticides once, maybe twice a year or whenever you encounter any pest infesting it.